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Motorist who swam from police arrested

A man who police thought had a meth lab in his car led police on a 30-minute chase before he drove his car into a flooded area and swam from officers, Angola police said.

About 6:30 p.m. Sunday, police went to Menards after a tip of a meth lab in 35-year-old Scotty Miller’s car. A woman in the car told police there was not a lab but items used to make meth, police said.

When Miller returned to his car, he led police on a pursuit until he drove off the road into a flooded area and was arrested after he swam from the car, according to police.

Police said they found marijuana and paraphernalia in the car.

Miller was arrested on charges of marijuana and paraphernalia possession and resisting law enforcement with a vehicle. He also had a warrant out for his arrest for failure to return to lawful detention. Police said other charges could be filed.

Miller was being held Tuesday evening in lieu of $15,000 bail.

A dog in the car was taken to the Noble County Humane Society.

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